Knowledge

Knowledge is power. While that’s true, those who choose a deliberate blindness to facts, suggests that a lack of knowledge is also a comfort, and empowering for some at the expense of others. It’s that liberality with other people’s existence which is under challenge, and which should be challenged. Now, I know there will be […]

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Taking Positive Actions

We’re at a point in time where taking positive actions has become a conscious choice. We need change.  In three short months we’ve gone from a situation where there was widespread support for Government actions to one where the exact opposite applies. This lack of faith carries across our social spaces – whether arts organisations, […]

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Go under water

As things heat up some might be looking to go under water to cool down. Go on, take a deep dive. This talk by Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a virtual ‘cooling off’ and an invitation to reach under the surface.  You can read more here > Why is it so hard for white people to […]

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Theatre, arts and culture

Theatre, arts and culture are under attack. Creatives, artists, institutions and structures which foster theatre, arts and culture are facing down the immediate effects of the Coronovirus pandemic while furloughed, without income or closed to the public. The delicate and fragile fabric of our national culture is unravelling to reveal a bleak future. Or is […]

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Awakening

War has become a metaphor much-used by politicians in recent weeks – ‘the battle against this deadly virus‘. It looks more and more like a sad hangover from the jingoistic bluster of the farce that was Brexit.

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Market ecologies

It’s a commonly held view that the world is hurtling through change at a breakneck pace. That our increasingly globalised culture is being changed by technological disruption faster than our brains, bodies, business and government processes and structures can cope with. Stop. Step out of your bubble. Realise this: the pace of change is subjective.

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Indian Food

Authentic Indian and South Asian food in the UK is on the up. Reflecting the authentic flavours, techniques and regional differences of India is something younger chefs and entrepreneurs excel at, and are going all out for. Not before time. So much Indian food in Britain was junk, and outside our bigger cities, still is. […]

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Happiness

Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what defines […]

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